Explore the latest news about Venture Partners at CU Boulder and keep up to date on the impact CU's startups and technologies are making.

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CU Boulder commercialization drives $8 billion impact nationwide

Nov. 28, 2022

Commercialization activities led by Venture Partners at the University of Colorado Boulder had an economic impact of $8 billion nationally and $5.2 billion in the state of Colorado over the last five years, according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.

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CU Boulder paves the way for start-ups using ‘Licensing with EASE®’ model

Nov. 22, 2022

From Tech Transfer Central — Since launching its Licensing with EASE® express agreement for start-up entrepreneurs in 2018, CU Boulder has seen its number of startups “increase dramatically,” according to Brynmor Rees, associate vice chancellor for research & innovation and managing director of Venture Partners.

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CU Boulder startup ColdQuanta's Albert named in TIME's Best Inventions of 2022

Nov. 18, 2022

With this technology, once accessible only to professional scientists but now free to all, researchers can remotely use CU Boulder startup ColdQuanta’s quantum-matter machine to design potentially transformative innovations.

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CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.25 million in commercialization funding

Nov. 9, 2022

Twelve teams of University of Colorado faculty, researchers and graduate student innovators competed for a combined $1.25 million in startup funding grants in this year’s Venture Challenge (LVC).

Johnny Hergert and Camila Uzcategui on the CU Boulder campus

Key investment is the latest milestone for CU Boulder startup Vitro3D and founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Nov. 2, 2022

Vitro3D, a CU Boulder startup pioneering volumetric 3D printing for life sciences, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million. The hard-won vote of confidence from the investment community will allow the promising new venture to pursue ambitious technical advances while continuing to build critical business capacity.

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ColdQuanta announces $110M Series B to continue commercializing quantum technology products across the global ecosystem

Nov. 1, 2022

ColdQuanta, a CU Boulder spinout and the global quantum ecosystem leader, announced a $110 million Series B round of funding to continue commercializing the company’s product portfolio, including quantum computing, quantum algorithms and applications, atomic clocks, sensors and components.

CU Boulder startup Arpeggio Biosciences raises $17M in Series A funding led by builders VC

Arpeggio Biosciences raises $17M in Series A funding led by Builders VC

Sept. 20, 2022

Arpeggio’s technology isolates a drug’s effect on entire transcriptomes and has identified new modulators of hard-to-drug proteins like transcription factors. Funding was led by Builders VC and will support ongoing development of Arpeggio’s drug pipeline as well as its transcription-monitoring technologies.

ColdQuanta named Top Company 2022 by ColoradoBiz

ColdQuanta named Top Company 2022 by ColoradoBiz

Sept. 13, 2022

This year’s Top Company winners and finalists represent 13 industry categories. Entrants were judged on three criteria: outstanding achievement, financial performance and community involvement. ColdQuanta won in the "Technology, Software & Communications" category.

PhET Interactive Simulations: Putting students in the driver’s seat of STEM learning

PhET Interactive Simulations: Putting students in the driver’s seat of STEM learning

Sept. 10, 2022

It's hard to find a physics or chemistry teacher that doesn't use PhET Interactive Simulations, a free online science and math simulations platform founded at CU Boulder in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman. These beautifully designed STEM explorations are loved by students and educators alike.

How this celebrity tattoo artist created a tattoo you can turn on and off at will

How this celebrity tattoo artist created a tattoo you can turn on and off at will

Sept. 8, 2022

Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy is taking HYPRSKN—the microscopic skin implants with adaptive, color-changing in-skin pigments developed by Carson Bruns and Jesse Butterfield of CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute—to the next level with real tattoo ink that you can “turn on” or off using different wavelengths of UV and white light.